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Newbury to Pewsey (5 nights) Saturday 19 September 2020

Wessex Rose Newbury to Pewsey

Join the Wessex Rose at the vibrant town of Newbury and enjoy a relaxing and scenic five night cruise through Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire to the heart of the Vale of Pewsey.

Your cruise departs from the West Mills area of Newbury where a row of pretty whitewashed 17th century cottages and a tastefully converted former silo form an attractive canal scape.

From here the navigation winds West through the beautiful Berkshire countryside, lifted by six locks to the picturesque village of Kintbury, once home to Charles Dundas, the first chairman of the Kennet & Avon Canal Company who opened the first stretch of canal here in 1797. Today the village is home to the horse drawn boat operated by the Kennet Horse Boat Company which runs daily trips along the canal from its wharf below the lock.

Leaving Kintbury, we follow the canal through one of its most scenic stretches as we cross Hungerford Common to reach the charming and interesting town of Hungerford. Located at the centre of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hungerford is an interesting and historic town most famous for its numerous antique shops and often featured on television antiques programmes.

Beyond Hungerford, the canal channel cuts across the beautiful Freeman’s Marsh nature reserve and passes through Hungerford Marsh Lock, the only lock on the Kennet and Avon to have a swing bridge across the lock chamber. Leaving Hungerford behind, we follow the canal on the final leg of our journey through scenic rural landscape and eight further locks, crossing the county border into Wiltshire near the village of Froxfield to reach Great Bedwyn. This delightful village, remarkably unspoiled by the presence of a main line railway station, is an attractive settlement with a rich history and well worth exploring.

Leaving Great Bedwyn we head to Crofton Pumping Station which boasts two beautifully restored working beam engines and overlooks the stunning Wilton Water reservoir, a water feed for the summit pound and a haven for wildlife.

From here the canal climbs to its 450ft summit and passes through the famous Bruce tunnel before descending to the picturesque village of Wootton Rivers with its unique church clock and on to our destination at Pewsey Wharf in the Vale of Pewsey, a beautiful area studded with unspoilt picturesque villages and forming part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.



Cost per person for this cruise £949.00*                                     Deposit required £475.00 per cabin

To book please select the required number of cabins below. Our three cabins are identical and can all be configured as either twin or double bedded rooms according to your preference.

Please refer to our terms and conditions before booking. If you have any questions or specific requirements please contact us.

Twin/Double Cabin Newbury to Pewsey Saturday 19 September 2020

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Price: £475.00

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Price: £475.00

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*based on 2 people sharing a twin/double cabin. Single supplement applies, please see our 2020 price list

.2020 Cruise Schedule


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